Leadership – How Are You Spending Your Time?

Are you a leader for your business?

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It is very easy to account for our money but it is equally as difficult to account of our time.

It is the most important and significant issue for the leaders where and how they are spending their time. Because if the leaders stop their learning they will start to loose their leadership capability as well.

As we all know time is the greatest and most limited asset of our life.

Our success depends on our investment of our time. So if you are a leader then ask your self how much time you are spending a day for the development purpose. Is it good enough for you? Is it taking you to the point of your ultimate goal? As leader, it is very important for you to be able to manage your time with great efficiency. Leaders are expected to spend a fair amount of time in leaning new techniques and methods to stay current.

Don’t be a leader who’s always trying hard to get others to think highly of you.  If you want to prove yourself an effective leader, you should inspire others (your team members) to think highly of themselves. In this way, you can boost their morale and get more done than you expect. And you should focus most part of your time on enhancing your skills by always being on the frontline and acquire hands-on experience.

Few things you might notice all of a sudden relevant to your time management are as follows. Let’s have a look.

You might suddenly discover that your time management has not been up to the mark and your skill of leadership is decreasing instead of increasing. It is working like a leaked water pipe and you can’t find where the leakage is.

You might thrash about completing your work and you have not been able to deliver your assignment in due time or you are finding yourself in last minute rush in submitting your work because you are not managing your time properly.

You might find that you are doing overtime on a regular basis to complete the previous work because you let the job remain pending earlier.

All these things happen because leaders get overconfident sometimes and they take things for granted. As a result of that sometimes they overlook some of the essential things like time management.

Another negative outcome of mismanagement of time is that the leaders loose their leadership skill gradually. Because they do not get enough time to develop their learning any more.

If you are facing situations like these you should make the necessary changes before it is too late. You have to remember these kinds of leadership issues have  not been created in a day and you can not rectify it in a day. You have to proceed gradually. Maintain the consistent and regular progress process.

On the other hand, doing time analysis is a very profitable thing. You can have several positive outcomes from this practice like you might suddenly realize that you are spending more time in your development criteria and it is bringing more positive result to your skill of leading others.

Doing time analysis enables you to become conscious about finding the cost effective ways to execute plans and doing other things.  Try to keep track of your daily tasks for a week.  Then group them and take out any that are not really necessary to improving your business and leadership skills.

Through this practice you can add significant value to your business and to its members without putting too much pressure on yourself.

How are you spending your time as a leader? Do you think you are making the best use of time to grow yourself more and more?

5 Traits of Great Leaders

Leaders are depended heavily when building an online busiesss. Along with that leaders play the role of the guidelines all the way through for an organization. Generally all the great leaders have some special attitude that takes them away from the queue of the ordinary people. These traits of the leaders play a very significant role in making the organization successful. All the giant organizations had the direction and influence of some of the greatest leaders. Generally there are five key traits that help the organizations to identify the great leaders. Here are the five key traits.

#1. Decisiveness: Great leaders spend a very little time in taking decisions. That is why they are very dynamic by nature. Indecision costs more than the bad decisions. That is why the great leaders are very quick in taking their decision and they show a very little interest in changing their decision. It is because they have a fair amount of respect for their judgment. As a result of that they do not get frustrated even if their decision doesn’t work. They key is to believe in your reading the game and be instinctive in taking decisions.

The opposite of the decisiveness is suffering from indecisions. People might delay in deciding something because they are scared of the result and opinion of the surroundings. It causes a disaster especially when the team or the organization is looking down the barrel

#2. Courage: As the leaders are instinctive in nature, they have a fair amount of courage in them. They do not fear of the consequences and take their decision according to their readings. This special ability enables them to perform their skill to the potential as they think they have nothing to loose. Courage takes all the pressure from you and allows you to do according to your ability.

As a leader if you fear something you will hesitate to take your decisions and will not be able to guide your downlinks through your creativity. So courage is a significant element of the great leaders.

#3. Respect: The great leaders have respect for the decision of everyone. It is because they have the respect for their own decision as well. They don’t try to look down a person neither they ever feel looked down by anybody. What they do is they consider the decision of everyone with great authority and importance and compile them equally and take the final decision according to their instinct.

It is great way to be decorative in operational management at the same time you can earn respect of your internal and external body of your organization.

#4. Integrity: Integrity means the consistent matching of your activities with your commitment. It comes from your genetics. You can’t act in all the phases of your life. Someday the original color of yours comes out naturally and your integrity gets exposed. The great leaders are the man of extreme integrity. That is why they are the most influencing persons within an organization.

#5. Personal value: Great leaders are influencing persons. They do not get influenced by others. They have their own view in every cases of the life. That is why they are independent in thinking. It is their personal value and opinion that makes them creative and different from the others.

Do you have some more tips that you would like to add to this list? Feel free to comment.

How To Be a Good Leader For Your Downline

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Becoming a leader is not easy but it’s not too difficult either.  The skills that we should possess are the experiences of doing marketing methods  successfully.

Before we teach our downline, we must successfully complete the skill ourselves so we will have a successful experience to share and guide them down right path. This is so important before asking your downline to do something. Without enough successful experience we would not know what to show or tell them and of course, they will not be able to duplicate this for their business.

So in order to be a good leader, you must prepare the “what and how” to teach your downline.  Pointing them in the right direction can lead to a good result but conversely the wrong direction will guide them to a bad result that will make them leave the business.

In addition you have to provide your downline with some tools, like audio CD, motivational books, training videos, etc.  You have to be willing to take the time to help them one on one when needed. This is the type of attention that can motivate your downline to work harder. Asking them regularly about their progress and helping them solve any problems that may come up is also the sign of a good leader. Team meetings are also a great way to motivate your downline.

The last but not least is becoming a model for your downline. They will see what you do and follow. So becoming a good model will be good for your downline too. As a leader you have to do these consistently to keep your downline’s spirit so that it can boost teamwork and sales drastically. If your downline experiences success then you will be happy too because it means that you will get the benefit from their success and from the company. Finally don’t forget to improve yourself  as well as your downline in order to keep moving forward.

Remember as a leader for your downline you need to always do exactly what you say you are going to do.  This promotes integrity in all that you are trying to accomplish.